Laparoscopy is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions.
Step1 - Anaesthesia
You’ll be given general or local anaesthesia for the surgery.
Step2 - Inflating the abdomen
During laparoscopy, the surgeon makes an incision below your belly button, and then inserts a small tube called a cannula which is used to inflate your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas. This allows your doctor to see your abdominal organs more clearly.
Step3 - Inserting the laparoscope
Once your abdomen is inflated, the surgeon inserts the laparoscope through the incision. The camera attached to the laparoscope displays the images on a screen, allowing your organs to be viewed in real time.